Pete Salvatore

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Pete was Delaware’s first basketball referee to work on a national level, called on to officiate major college games at Philadelphia’s Palestra and the U. S. Naval Academy – also the first to
officiate in a televised game.  In local play, he always handled the biggest high school and Catholic Youth Organization games, with strict discipline tempered with fairness. He was a trainer of
officials, and ran his own school. He was one of the founders of Board II, International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, and served it in many capacities. Died Nov. 22, 1984, age



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